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Running Productive Meetings

Course number : 2100003   
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CourseGraphic We all spend much of our working time in meetings, yet we feel they are not as productive as we would like. Students in this class will learn first hand how to run an effective meeting because the entire class is held as a well-run meeting. Teams will then plan and conduct their own meeting.


Prerequisite: This workshop is for anyone who has to plan and run any meeting - formal or informal, small or large, frequently or infrequently.



Begin Well

  • Self-evaluation of your last meeting – use of this as a checklist in future
  • Overview of the five steps to an effective meeting

1. Attempt to talk yourself out of the meeting

2. Get specific on outcomes

  • Practice writing a good outcome statement

3. Craft a structured thought agenda

  • Practice writing a structured thought agenda

4. Involve relevant stakeholders

  • Doing your homework on why each person should be in the meeting
  • Assigning tasks before the meeting
  • Setting ground rules

5. Facilitating a collaborative meeting

  • The Basics of facilitation
  • Good practices during discussions
  • How to deliver bad news
  • Practice meetings - observe partners and deliver feedback

Types of Meetings

What to do if you’re not leading the meeting

6. Holding people accountable

Class Details

1 Sessions

Mammel Hall

Beth Giesbrecht 

CEUs : 0.35



Registration Closes On
Monday, December 7, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
12/8/2020 Tue 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Omaha, Mammel Hall  Map Beth Giesbrecht